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International Jazz season ticket-concert cycle, representing foreign jazz musicians, mostly rising stars of jazz-completed his ninth season with a concert of the Quartet by Felix Peikeli (Felix Peikli), a young Norwegian clarinetist, who has already managed to establish itself in the American jazz scene.
Once the clarinet was hardly the first instrument in jazz. On recordings of the "hot five" and "Hot seven" Louis Armstrong near his pipe invariably heard clarinet Johnny Doddsa. The two most prominent musician New Orleans jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong and clarinetist Sidney Bechet. Klarnetistami were also the leaders of the most famous orchestras of the era of swing-Artie Shaw, Woody Herman, Jimmy Dorsey, and finally, the "King of swing" Benny Goodman. However, since the era of bi-BOP, clarinet almost completely disappears from the jazz compositions, giving way to SAX.
Felix Peikeli got hooked on clarinet, after 8 years of age he gave the plaque to Benny Goodman, and retained a passion for the instrument despite the fact that the clarinet almost gone from contemporary jazz. Names of famous clarinetists can be counted on the fingers, and almost all of them-Eddie Daniels, Don Byron also played the saxophone.
Therefore, the mere fact of devotion to his instrument with which Felix Peikeli is seeking its place in modern jazz, indicative of a serious ambitions. And nebezosnovatel′nyh, as evidenced by his record. In addition to an impressive number of victories at various competitions, evokes respect listing musicians, with whom he had to play: Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Eddie Gomez, Wayne shorter, Joe Lovano. Finally, the first solo album recorded by them involving Marcus Miller. By itself, a combination of clarinet and bass guitar in one of the most famous representatives of styles of fusion, Funk, rhythm-and-blues already intriguing.
|Felix Peikeli. Here and further ajnj Alexander Zubko|
Finally, this is evidenced by the music of Felix, which could be heard in the Concert Hall of the Kiev Conservatory 2 July. Season closing concert of MDA turned out to be literally one of the best.
However, here the credit equally ambitious Norwegian partners, which took the stage Efim Chupahin (piano), Ark Ovrutski (bass), Jason Brown (drums).
Musicians played some jazz standards (After you've Gone, Sweet Georgia Brown, Summertime) and one original composition Arcadia Ovruckogo and Felix Peikeli.
Virtuosity, skill svingovat′-indispensable though traditional clarinetist quality, without which one cannot count on success, and the game Félix justifies those expectations. Significantly, his clarinet can be heard not only traditionally. As an example, in Arcadia Ovruckogo New Orleans, filled with funky. Clarinet, sounding fankovo, is, perhaps, the news.
Another his trump Felix demonstrated in solo performance, playing simultaneously Summertime two-line melody and a bass-all at the same lonely clarinet. (A similar technique likes to use the tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman)
Words of merit partners Felix-duty not a compliment. I would say that their game-as a solo and ensemble-leave no impression.
Efim chupahin is the leader of the Kharkiv Acoustic Quartet (which is literally on the eve of the successfully performed at Lviv Alfa Jazz Fest), one of the best jazz pianists in the country. In his game combines different styles and influences, but perhaps the main appealing feature is the maximum commitment. None of its inclusions, no improvisation is never pass. He is always fully invested in every solo, playing on high harmonic and rhythmic ingenuity.
Arcadia Ovruckogo game, as usual, combining the role of organizer of MDA and permanent party, as usual, was a rhythmic core ensemble. In turn, solo, he was limited to short, but wont gracefully built replicas (in addition to the expanded solo in the author's compositions).
The emergence of American drummer Jason Brown (Jason Brown) under IBA concerts is not the first and, for me personally, not less interesting and expected than the soloist Quartet. Brown's game simply attracts attention to itself, so it has to be shared between a soloist and drummer. I would say that in his performance I have not heard a single featureless phrases. Impresses even the manner of his carpal games, rapid, powerful, when nearly stationary housing.
Jason Brown is on the New York jazz scene for more than a decade. His track record is impressive enough. Suffice it to say that he is a permanent member of the trio, one of the brightest stars of modern jazz organist Joey DeFrančesko. While Brown has not yet recorded any solo albums. It seems that here as the case when the level of musician is far superior to his ambition.
|Jason Brown (drums) and Ark Ovrutski (bass)|
IBA resumed its old tradition of master classes with touring musicians for students Glièrovskogo Institute and, of course, everyone. In short, this is one of the most business in the best sense and informative master classes, which I have seen and on the role of drummer ensemble (according to Brown, it was the drummer leads the ensemble), and with respect, so to speak, musicality, internal structure of its games.
Again, it was one of the best concerts of MDA in this season and as soon as the next Jubilee, 10th, then it can be considered a promising rehearsal.